Pearce Museum Announces Newest Civil War Exhibit

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

The Pearce Museum at Navarro College is holding an opening reception on 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 to debut their newest exhibit, Navarro County’s Loughridge Family Civil War Experiences. David Loughridge, descendant of J.R. Loughridge & donor of the collection, will be the guest of honor.

The exhibit features family memories and accounts through letters and documents from Loughridge and his wife Felicia, before, during, and after the war.

J. R. Loughridge was a Corsicana lawyer, newspaper editor, and chief of justice of Navarro County, who joined the Navarro Rifles.

The exhibition is available to view Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact the Pearce Museum at 903-875-7642 or pearcemuseum@navarrocollege.edu

What: Opening reception for Navarro County’s Loughridge Family Civil War Experiences

When: 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24

Where: The Pearce Museum at Navarro College – 3100 W. Collin Street

Phone: 903-875-7642

Price: Free